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Head Of Agency That Probes Chicago Police To Tout Reform

The acting head of the authority that investigates complaints against Chicago Police will tout her plans for reforming the agency following outrage over shootings by police including one in which a video showed a white officer shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times.

Sharon Fairley, appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to reform the Independent Police Review Authority, will hold a news conference on Monday to outline “her vision for the agency.''

Spokesman Larry Merritt says in an email that she also will discuss staff changes made since she took the job in early December.

The Chicago Tribune reported that of 409 shootings investigated by the authority since its formation in September 2007, only two were found to be unjustified and both involved off-duty officers.

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